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La Liga eyes 15% full stadiums before end of 2019/20 season

Getty ImagesLa Liga president Javier Tebas is targetting ten to 15 per cent attendances for Spanish soccer's top two tiers by the end of the 2019/20 season. Spain's top division resumes on 11th June with the local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, following the Bundesliga to become the second major European soccer league to restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. Matches will initially be held behind closed doors but Tebas is hopeful that some fans will be back inside venues before the campaign concludes on 19th July, albeit in vastly reduced numbers. La Liga confirms virtual fans and recorded crowd noise for match broadcastsConversations between La Liga and the Spanish government will be held in a fortnight to determine such an outcome, according to Tebas, who admitted stringent measures would have to be adhered to in the stands. In a conference call with international media, Tebas said: “Let’s see in two weeks and we will sit down again with the government and see when we will be able to get the public back into the stadiums. “But of course it won’t be the entire stadium and there will be special precautionary measures.

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